The temperatures have dropped, there has been rain, the cuttings beds continue to produce flowers and constantly surprise me with their generosity. Cathy asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens or surroundings and every week I am surprised by the variety and beauty of the vases offered from bloggers from all over the world. What will you choose today?
The Leonotis leonurus that I maligned for not producing many flowers have obviously taken my criticism to heart and so they had to be my first choice for a vase today, I intended combining them with Tithonia and Asparagus fern as I did a couple of weeks ago but in the large glass vase that is one of my favourites but is often difficult to use.
I put a few pebbles in the base but the stems were strong and would probably have self-supported even without the stones. One the Leonotis leonurus was in the vase I actually felt it looked best on its own so removed the other material, it stands on the mantle shelf in the sitting room.
I cut some stems shorter so that the flowers and some seed-heads are actually within the vase, I’m not sure if it works but I didn’t want just stems in the vase, maybe if I’d had more time I could have lined the vase with rosemary stems, perhaps I’ll try during the week and show you the results next week.
The Asters are flowering now so they had to be included in a vase too this week.
Do visit Cathy at Rambling in the garden to see her vase today and find all the other contributors.
Tomorrow is GBFD here, I’d love to see what foliage you are finding special in your garden this month.